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Saturday, August 31, 2002
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FIELD HOCKEY SCORES 5 IN OPENER
Men’s Soccer Captures Championship
Mules Win Second 1-0 Game

Senior Tom Hartey’s goal in the 70th minute was all the Muhlenberg men’s soccer team needed to defeat host Rochester Institute of Technology, 1-0, in the championship game of the Tiger Invitational.

The tournament title was the first on the road for the Mules since 1999, when they also won the Tiger Invitational. Hartey, then a freshman, was offensive MVP of the 1999 tourney.

Senior back Quentin McDowell was named MVP this time around after spearheading a defense that recorded back-to-back 1-0 shutouts, allowing only five shots on goal.

The lone score of the title game came when Hartey settled a throwin from junior Justin Marx, beat a defender and carried past the RIT goalie for his ninth career goal.

Sophomore goalie Chris Davis, junior back Justin Henning, senior midfielder Michael Hochkeppel and senior forward Ben Long were named to the All-Tournament Team.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL FALL

Women’s Soccer: LeMoyne 5, Muhlenberg 2. The Mules battled back to tie the score after an early 2-0 deficit, but LeMoyne scored the go-ahead goal just before hafltime and added two more scores in the second half. The loss put Muhlenberg in the consolation game of the Rachel Miller Memorial Tournament, against Oswego State. Junior Dawn Iberer scored both Mule goals, moving into a tie for second place in team history with 32 career goals. Click here for box score.

Volleyball: Concordia (Texas) 3, Muhlenberg 0. The Mules completed a disappointing opening to the season with their fourth straight loss at the Beach Blast Tournament in Daytona Beach. Freshman Julie Lauro, who led Muhlenberg with 32 kills and 34 digs in the four matches, was named to the Blue Division (Division III) All-Tournament Team. Senior Meaghan Billie totaled 28 kills.
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Sophomore Kristen Bruschi scored two goals and contributed an assist to lead the Muhlenberg field hockey team to a 5-0 victory against the Aggies of Delaware Valley. The
Kristen Bruschi
Bruschi had a stick in the first three goals.
five goals were the highest in a season opener since a 6-3 win against Lebanon Valley in 1986.

“We came together well as a team in the two weeks of preseason. Our closeness showed on the field today,” Bruschi commented.

Bruschi’s first goal came off a deflection from Lauren Jacobs. She scored again off a penalty stroke late in the first half, shooting the ball past a diving keeper. “I got good passing today. You can’t do it alone.”

Also contributing goals were seniors Laura Diez and Holly Pico and freshman Alexa Sterbinsky. Diez scored off a slow roller into the net for the first goal of the game, while in the second half, Pico received a sharp pass from Sterbinsky and sent it past the keeper.

Sterbinsky, who started the first game of her career, scored the final goal of the game off a pass from freshman Katie Thomas. “I was nervous going into it today, but being around everyone was very encouraging,” Sterbinsky stated.

Coach Kristen Stuckel was pleased with her team’s performance. “I told them they got one chance for a first impression. They scored early and played very well.”

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Last updated August 31, 2002